There's just something about shoes that make us feel so good inside. And particularly when we think about sandals - they're just incredibly versatile! Whether they're flats or pumps, there are a million different things designers can do to make them go with any outfit, and work for just about any important or casual occasion in our lives.
Investing in a few pairs of different styles of sandals is always a good idea for any wardrobe. But while most people wouldn't be willing to go too overboard with the price, there are definitely a few items out there that are worth the money. Have you ever stopped to think about just how expensive these amazing accessories can get? Let's take a look at the ten most expensive pairs of sandals in the world! Who knows, maybe you'll decide to treat yourself for a very particular event.
10 Stuart Weitzman Diamond Dream Stilettos - $500,000
Right of the bat, let us just say that this could pretty much be Stuart Weitzman's list. The designer became famous for producing some of the most lavish shoes in the world, and that includes a huge array of high-heeled sandals that are worth more than our collective lives. Okay, maybe we're exaggerating a tad.
Moving on, the first pair is the only one that doesn't fall into the million category. These stunning stilettos include over a thousand diamonds, and were worn by actress Anika Noni Rose in the red-carpet. If you're wondering whether or not these would be a good fit for you, remember that they go for half a million a pair.
9 Stuart Weitzman Marilyn Monroe Shoes – $1 Million
Icon Marilyn Monroe has been inspiring all sorts of artists ever since she was first introduced to the public. And the actress made such an impression in the world, musicians, designers, and painters everywhere still use her as an inspiration for their work. This includes Weitzman, who designed this pair with Monroe in mind.
There's a special touch to these sandals - they include crystals that actually belonged to Marilyn, only they used to actually be earrings. It's a beautiful pair of shoes, also worn on the Hollywood red carpet. They are so unique, they're valued at a staggering $1 Million.
8 Stuart Weitzman Retro Rose Shoes – $1 Million
It's hard to say what makes Stuart Weitzman shoes so incredibly expensive and out of reach. But if we had to guess, we'd probably blame the immense price tags on luxury, materials and, of course, exclusivity. A great example of that are the Retro Rose sandals the iconic designer came up with in 2015.
They include roses made out of diamonds, with a grand total of 2,200 diamond details encrusted into the shoes. Also valued at $1 Million, these sandals are just another instance on this list where the buyer can actually know what it feels like to wear a jewelry store display on their feet.
7 Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stilettos – $1.09 Million
At first glance, these sandals actually look lie someone tied several diamond bracelets to your feet and called it a day. But because we're talking about Stuart Weitzman yet again, it goes way beyond that. You don't make a name for yourself by just throwing together a few pieces of expensive diamonds, after all.
The Platinum Guild stilettos include almost 500 diamonds, and the best part is that you can actually detach some of the parts and use them as necklaces instead. Maybe paying $1.09 Million for a pair of sandals isn't that bad, if you count the perk of having both shoes and necklaces thrown in the package?
6 Stuart Weitzman Wizard of OZ Ruby Stilettos – $1.6 Million
High-heeled sandals that include fabric strings to wrap around your ankle will forever remain some of the most elegant shoes you can wear on your feet. There's something about the ballerina feel of it that takes it to a completely different level when compared to just flats or stilettos without other details.
And these Wizard of OZ inspired shoes do not disappoint! As the name states, Weitzman took inspiration from one of the greatest master pieces of all time. Featuring 69 rubies and satin fabric, these beauties are valued at $1.6 Million, and mark the official end of the $1.6 Million and below section of this list.
5 Stuart Weitzman Tanzanite Heels – $2 Million
Moving on to the multiple millions, we first introduce to you the Tanzanite high-heeled sandals. Because Stuart Weitzman clearly loves to encrust precious stones on the masterpieces that are his designs, it made perfect sense to partner up with one of the finest jewelry designers in the world.
In this particular case, it was the one and only Eddie Le Vian. Together, Weitzman and Le Vian came up with the Tanzanite model, featuring 185 karats of tanzanite in the straps and, of course, a few hundreds more on the heel. If you're going with diamonds on sandals, you might as well bedazzle all the way! And slap a $2 Million price tag on it, obviously.
4 Stuart Weitzman Cinderella Slippers – $2 Million
Every single person out there has dreamed about being a Disney character at least once in their lifetimes. For many of us, this translated into stealing our mothers' dresses and putting on a lot of makeup in all the wrong places. But for those who are willing to go even further, there's always the option of acquiring the Cinderella Slippers.
Not only do these sandals feature your standard hundreds of carats of diamonds, they also include a 5 carat amaretto diamond, which is apparently a very rare stone to come across. Blame it on the bling or blame it on Stuart Weitzman, but you won't be able to get your hands on a pair of Cinderella Slippers for less than $2 Million.
3 Stuart Weitzman Rita Hayworth Heels – $3 Million
We close the Stuart Weitzman part of this list with the most expensive pair of sandals the world-famous designer has produced to date. Clocking in at $3 Million, the Rita Hayworth heels kick it up a notch when compared to the other models - they kick it up around $1 Million, to be exact.
Much like what he did with the Marilyn Monroe shoes, Weitzman wanted to pay homage to Old Hollywood star Rita Hayworth, featuring dozens of diamonds and other precious stones that once belonged to the actress. Even though they are valued so high, no need to cry - you couldn't get them even if you wanted to, considering they belong to Hayworth's daughter. Maybe try offering $10 Million?
2 Debbie Wingham Heels - $15.1 Million
Stuart Weitzman managed to design and produce quite a few pairs of astonishingly expensive sandals. He didn't, however, manage to produce the most expensive ones. The first pair taking the designer's place is the Debbie Wingham model, the kind of open-ended sandals that'll never go out of style.
Wingham revealed her creation to the public in 2017, which was ordered by an unidentified family. Featuring thousands of diamonds, gold and rare precious stones, these beautiful heels look like they belong in a museum. We doubt any museum would be willing to pay $15.1 Million for them, though.
1 Passion Diamond Shoes - $17 Million
And finally closing our list is the most expensive pair of sandals this world has ever laid eyes upon. The Passion Diamond Shoes are made from actual gold, and include a staggering amount of diamonds, even by this list's standards.
The Passion Diamond shoes are the product of a partnership between Jada Dubai and Passion Jewellers. Debuted in 2018, these sandals are only available for order, and don't retail in any physical store. Thinking of getting a pair? Be ready to drop $17 Million. Oh, and probably hire a bodyguard to walk behind you every time you leave the house in a display of ultimate wealth and opulence!